Vaccines help prevent many diseases that can cause severe illness, disability, and even death. This podcast discusses the importance of ensuring your older children are up-to-date on their vaccines. Created: 8/31/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 8/31/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Vaccines Aren’t Just for Babies National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years – United States, 2016
Recorded: August 29, 2017; posted: August 31, 2017
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Vaccines help prevent many diseases that can cause severe illness, disability, and even death. Most vaccines are given to infants and young children, but three are recommended for adolescents. In the U.S., children who are 11 to 12 years old should receive vaccines to protect against the infections that cause tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, meningitis, and cancers caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. The adolescent visit is also a good time to catch up on immunizations your child may have missed. Check with your health care provider to ensure your children are up-to-date on all their vaccines.
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